Wave Response of Proposed Improvement Plan 6 to the Small Boat Harbor at Maalaea, Maui, Hawaii
COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS
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The U.S. Army Engineer Division, Pacific Ocean CEPOD requested that the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station numerically study the wave response of proposed improvement Plan 6 to the small boat harbor at Maalaea, Maui, Hawaii. The study is an extension of an earlier study to assess the wave response of the existing harbor and five other proposed modification plans. Wave periods tested ranged from 9 sec to 180 sec, encompassing wind waves and swell conditions and harbor oscillations. Since harbor oscillations were not investigated in the earlier study, the existing harbor was included in this study. The results of this study show that Plan 6 provides the harbor with adequate protection from the incident wind wave and swell climate. Navigation during high wave conditions is potentially hazardous in Plan 6 relative to the other plans because much of the entrance channel is confined between two rock- faced structures. Plan 6 can potentially lead to a significant increase in the amplitude of harbor oscillations.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Civil Engineering